Buoyant market supports strong GSSS bond fund performance in 2020
Building on a strong performance in 2019, green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond funds delivered a healthy performance in 2020 as fixed income markets were boosted by low interest rates. Ahren Lester reports
Green bond comment, March: Are green bond investors overly cautious about sustainability-linked bonds?
Interest in sustainability-linked bonds among investors has continued to grow, but green bond-focused investors have offered a more cautious reception to the innovative instruments, says Ahren Lester
NNIP joins Axa IM in ditching State Bank of India green bonds
NN IP's green bond portfolios have joined AXA Investment Managers in selling green bonds issued by State Bank of India (SBI) in protest about reports it is planning to support the construction of a giant coal mine.
CLP criticised for transition bond framework targeting natural gas
Hong-Kong based power company CLP Group has faced criticism for publishing a revised transition bond framework that still includes the construction of natural gas-fired power plants.
Long-term market remains supportive for green bonds
The coronavirus market turmoil may lead to an additional boost to green bond demand, NN Investment Partners said, despite prices suffering alongside their conventional equivalents in the short term.
Boom time for green bond funds
Green bond funds reported sizeable assets growth in 2019, Ahren Lester explains, as the green bond market benefitted from rising market credibility and the arrival of ubiquitous corporate names.
NN launches corporate green bond fund
NN Investment Partners has launched a corporate green bond fund amid significant growth in the level of issuance from companies in 2019.
NNIP's green bond fund passes €1bn, up from €557m last year
NN Investment Partners' (NNIP) green bond fund has exceeded €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in assets under management (AuM)
Green bond comment, May 2019
The big debate on transition bonds and a strong start to the market in 2019
NNIP launches short-duration green bond fund
NN Investment Partners (NNIP) has launched a short-duration green bond fund.